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Careers Provision (Provider Access Policy Statement)

Careers Lead

Mrs Antwi - Careers Lead

Telephone: 01707 650702 ext 266

Email: antwis@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

At Chancellor’s, our careers programme is embedded into all stages of a student’s academic journey. We work in accordance with the Gatsby Benchmarks and aim to give all of our students the best possible chance to succeed in their future careers.

The majority of our students choose to follow the route of Sixth Form before moving onto Higher Education, with many of those applying to university looking to attend a Russell Group institution. However, there are many different paths into the world of work and we ensure that we prepare all students for their next steps. Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships and Further Education at local colleges all feature within the programme for Careers provision at Chancellor’s.

The Gatsby Benchmarks

The purpose of the Gatsby Benchmarks was to help students to look beyond the classroom and understand enough about the work of work to know what skills they would need to succeed. Good career guidance, according to the Benchmarks, helps students to make informed decisions about their futures. At Chancellor’s we fully embrace this approach to careers guidance. Further detail can be found here Good Career Guidance - The Benchmarks

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled to:

  • Find out about technical educational qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options at each transition point;

  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies, group discussions and taster events;

  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Who we work with

YC Hertfordshire

We work closely with YC Hertfordshire to provide all students with personalised careers guidance.

YC Hertfordshire provides youth work projects and programmes, information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people aged 13-19 (to 24 for young people with learning disabilities).

For young people leaving care, support is provided to the age of 21.

YC Hertfordshire

A Personal Adviser is available for appointments at school every Wednesday for impartial information, advice and guidance, supporting futures, options and next steps.

Appointments can be requested via Form Tutors or Head of Year.

Drop in sessions are also available on a Wednesday lunchtime.

YC Hertfordshire also assist us with our work experience provision for Year 10 and Sixth Form students. Further information and the Own Placement Form can be found here:

The Careers and Enterprise Company

The Enterprise Adviser Network – programme. This is a free provision managed locally by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to support us to achieve all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks by August 2020 – a target set by Department for Education in their Careers Strategy (Dec 2017). We have been matched with David Brewer of the NHS to help us to work towards the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. Meetings take place on a regular basis to discuss progress.

Further information about The Careers and Enterprise Company can be found here: Careers and Enterprise

Careers Programme

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into the school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers:

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

WHBC Apprenticeship Information in Assembly

Work Shadowing Day

 

Year 8

WHBC Apprenticeship Information in Assembly

Fast Tomato (Career Guidance)

 

Real Game (Planning for Adult Life)

How to Thrive (Future Planning)

Student Services

Year 9

WHBC Apprenticeship Information in Assembly

Options evening

 

Ways into Work Seminar

 

 

Subject Taster Assemblies

 

Work Experience Launch

 

Carrousel of Visiting Employer Talks

Alternative Post-14 Provision Survey

Year 10

 

 

Access to a Careers Advisor

WHBC Apprenticeship Information in Assembly

Carrousel of Visiting Employer Talks

Labour Market Information Session

 

Design Ventura

Work Experience Week

Year 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access to a Careers Advisor

Alternative Post-16 Library Resources

WHBC Apprenticeship Information in Assembly

Careers Assemblies (University, College, STEM Careers, Apprenticeships and NCS)

Access to Careers in Medicine Events

Sixth Form Sign Up Interview (August)

Careers Fair at Roche

Sixth Form Open Evening and Subject Taster Sessions

ELSA Careers Day (Bespoke talks and workshops from employers and apprenticeship providers leading to individual work placements)

Sixth Form Induction Day (Discussion on how to organise Work Experience)

Bespoke small group individualised provision

Sixth Form Application interview to discuss pathway

 

Year 12

Access to a Careers Advisor

Work Experience

University and Alternative Further Education Library Resources

Moring Registration Careers Input (University Open Days, Apprenticeships, Summer Schools, Taster Days)

Visiting Professionals from industry (small group bespoke sessions)

Russell Group raising aspirations group mentoring

Learn to Live Performance and Seminar

Access to Careers in Medicine Events

UCAS Day (Understanding the application process)

Year 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access to a Careers Advisor

Work Experience

University and Alternative Further Education Library Resources

Moring Registration Careers Input (University Open Days, Apprenticeships, Summer Schools, Taster Days)

Visiting Professionals from industry (small group bespoke sessions)

Russell Group raising aspirations group mentoring

Oxbridge, University and Work Interview Preparation

 

Various ad hoc events will be ongoing.

 

The school’s next review of the information published is September 2021

Useful Links

Careers Planning

www.icould.com - Short videos of people in work

www.careersbox.co.uk - Short videos of people in work

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk - Information about careers in the NHS

www.futuremorph.org - Careers in science and maths

www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk - Careers in education

www.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/home - Careers information and research tool

www.allaboutcareers.com - Careers information and research tool

University

www.ucas.com - University research tool and applications

www.russelgroup.ac.uk - Top 24 Universities in the UK

www.gov.uk/student-finance - Student Finance information

Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week - Flyer

National Apprenticeship Week - Schedule

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk - Apprenticeship information

www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk - Apprenticeship research and application

www.amazingapprenticeships.com - Apprenticeship information and talks

Parent Guide to Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Information - Parent Pack Jan 2021

Apprenticeship Subject Poster